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[ Archaic: Cowries, Spades & Knives ]
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Cowrie made of Shell
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Ancient Chinese Bone
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China - Silver Cowri
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Flat Bone Cowrie - C
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Lead Cowrie
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Chinese Stone Cowry - geometric
Chinese Stone Cowry - geometric

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A highly stylized type with hole. This appears to be a marble type stone; these are mentioned in Wang Yu-Ch'uan ("Early Chinese Coinage") as being found in archeological digs. Here a simple angled form suffices and no attempt is made to even cut a groove or to imitate the teeth of cowries.
19 x 19 x 7 mm
Moneta Library has articles on Cowries to VIEW and DOWNLOAD:
Cowries - Bob Reis: [ link ]
Origin of Cowries in Ancient China - UofPa: [ link ]
Metallic Cowries - Royal Asiatic Society: [ link ]
Nice Video on Cowrie history: [ link ]
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